By Ad Post
| January 14, 2017 |
Authorized Tamron dealer BuyDig.com is selling the Tamron 150-600 f/5.6.3 Di VC USD G2 for $1099 (Reg $1399) along with a Tamron TAP-in console ($59 value) via ebay. Quantities are limited, so act quickly.
- Canon EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
- Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
- eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
- Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
- VC Image Stabilization
- FLEX ZOOM LOCK, Zoom Lock Switch
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount
- Compatible with TAP-in Console
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 $1099 (Reg $1399)
By Third Party Accessories
| January 13, 2017 |
Our friend and brilliant photographer Joshua Holko has written a review of the BenQ SW320 32” inch Adobe RGB Monitor.
The importance of a monitor geared towards photography is often overlooked by budding professional photographers for whatever reasons. At $1399, this BenQ monitor seems to answer the performance call without breaking the bank.
The BenQ SW320 is a superbly constructed high quality UHD wide gamut monitor that offers users exceptional resolution, colour accuracy and uniformity at a price point previously unheard of. The monitor is simple and easy to assemble and operated without issue out of the box with both my laptop and main desktop computers.
Overall picture quality is exceptional with excellent linearity and uniformity across the screen that matches the much more expensive Eizo CG-318 in all but the extreme corners. This is outstanding performance that photographers and other graphic artists will really appreciate in daily use. Read the full review
This monitor is available for preorder via B&H Photo, though a release date hasn’t been published by the retailer.
BenQ SW320 32” inch Adobe RGB Monitor $1399 at B&H Photo
By Canon Business General
| January 12, 2017 |
TOKYO, January 12, 2017—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2016, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.
Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.
By Canon Software
| January 11, 2017 |
Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software. Version 4.5.20 adds support for older cameras including EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi), EOS 350D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V along with support for the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens…
Since its launch in 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 has grown to support over 50 DSLR and PowerShot cameras. As well as supporting all the current professional full-frame DSLRs in the Canon range, this latest update now supports a wider range of older models and addresses a few other issues such as:
- Improved accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lenses.
- Fixed the problem where it takes time to display a preview image on the high resolution display.
- Fixed the phenomenon on the Mac OS in which RAW images imported via remote shooting are not displayed for preview in some cases.
Commenting on this latest DPP4 update, Mike Burnhill, Canon Europe’s Professional Imaging Technical Support Programme manager, told CPN: “DPP continues to prove itself as a popular workflow tool for those photographers dedicated to maintaining an all-Canon workflow from capture to print. Canon developed DPP to work seamlessly with Canon cameras and we are delighted more and more users are discovering its workflow benefits. We have been listening to customers and expanding support for new and existing models within DPP.”
By Canon Lens Rumors
| January 10, 2017 |
We’ve been told that Canon is working on revisions to “some” of the big white lenses for a 2018 release. Beyond the new EF 600mm f/4 DO IS, which we’re told could be announced in late 2017, Canon does plan for some “minor” revisions of the current lineup. Weight reduction and a new IS system is apparently the goal from the new lenses.
2018 is an Olympic and World Cup year, and Canon tends to release or at least test pro gear during those times.
When were the current non-DO big white lenses announced?
- Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS 2008
- Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x 2013
- Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II 2011
- Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II 2011
- Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II 2011
- Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II 2011
- Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS 2008
The current iterations of the 300,400,500 and 600mm lenses came 12 years after the previous versions. Which makes a 7 year upgrade cycle seem a bit quick. The possibility of a new 200 f/2L IS and EF 800 f/5.6L IS seem a bit more likely. However, the latter have the lowest volume of sales of the entire series of non-DO “big white lenses”.
More to come…